Decker Hunting Terrier Breed Maintenance
This dog’s short, single-layer coat sheds moderately year-round but is easily managed with a thorough weekly or bi-weekly brushing using a slicker brush or grooming glove. Bathing isn’t required on a frequent basis for this breed, and shampoos and other products should be chosen carefully as they are somewhat more prone to skin allergies than average. Attention should be paid to the ears to ensure that they are kept clean and dry in order to prevent infections. Terrier breeds like the Fox Terrier and Rat Terrier that the Decker Hunting Terrier were developed from are also slightly more likely to develop dental disease, so it is important to ensure that their dental hygiene is attended to as well.
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